IDW, iVerse bring "Star Trek" to the iPod, iPhone

Mon, December 8th, 2008 at 9:43am PST

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Official Press Release

The Original Crew of the Starship Enterprise are roaring to the iPhone and iPod touch from IDW Publishing and iVerse Media. Available immediately, Star Trek Archives: The Best of Peter David #1 is the first issue of the ongoing digital comics series that reprints some of the best comics from Star Trek's illustrious history. Peter David is one of the most popular and respected Star Trek writers, known for his mingling of humor and popular culture.

“We’re very excited that some of IDW’s Star Trek titles will now available for readers to download from itunes through the App Store. It’s a great way for fans to experience some of the best work in comics,” IDW’s Ted Adams said.

This issue reprints Star Trek #13 (originally published by DC Comics) – "The Return of the Worthy: Part One" by Bill Mumy, Peter David, and Gordon Pucell. The story stars the Original Series cast, and is set between the 5th and 6th Star Trek feature film.

"Star Trek Archives allows us to bring the universe of Star Trek to the iPhone and iPod touch for the first time", said Michael Murphey, owner of iVerse Media. "Through this series we can publish stories throughout the history of Trek, from TOS to TNG and beyond. Being Trekkies ourselves, we couldn't be more excited about that."

Star Trek Archives #1 is available now in the iTunes App Store for 99 cents. http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.

About IVERSE Media
iVERSE MEDIA is a leading provider of digital comics for mobile devices from top industry publishers and creators. iVerse currently offers digital comic solutions for APPLE'S IPHONE and IPOD TOUCH, and will be releasing comics for GOOGLE'S ANDROID PLATFORM in early 2009. More information about the company can be found at http://www.iversecomics.com

TAGS:  idw publishing, iverse, star trek, iphone, ipod

 
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